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Local history

LOST PROPERTY: IDENTIFYING THE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY SWASH CHANNEL WRECK

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This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – March, 2017. A photomosaic of the Fame wrecksite. (C) Bournemouth University The Swash Channel leads to the main entrance of Poole Harbour in Dorset, and this is where the Swash Channel Wreck lies. The original name of the ship has been lost…

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DAUGHTERS OF ENGLAND

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This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – March 2016. Stedham and Iping on the 1st edtion Ordnance Survey Map, 1813.  By the 1880s the area called ‘Trotton Common’ was known as Stedham Common, and was the site of the temporary hospital. This piece is a small contribution…

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THE GRAVEYARD OF THE GREAT SHIPS

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This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – October 2015. The site at Bursledon: to the left, the site of the Grace Dieu, to the right, the possible site of the Holy Ghost. ‘But how do we know that?’ is a good question for people to ask of historians and…

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THE GHOST OF REGINALD HINE

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This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – April 2014. Minsden Chapel in 1973 – a rather out-of-focus photograph taken with my old Instamatic camera. ‘And what is the use of it all, anyway?’ That question must have been posed to most historians at one time or another,…

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THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR?

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This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – January 2014. Wm BUDDEN LAND 6½ INCH BEYOND THIS WALL 1822 This rather odd property marker is in a garden wall on the outskirts of Chichester in West Sussex.   The stone faces out, annexing 6½ inches (16.5 cm) of what…

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